Explore how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
SUMMARY: Students apply what they’ve learned about perspectives and persuasion in Weighing the Arguments and The Tools to Persuade to an analysis of the advocacy surrounding a contemporary issue.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 60 minutes
MATERIALS: Persuasion Portfolios Directions handout (download), Persuasion Artifact Analysis worksheet (download), access to newspaper, magazine or online articles about current social and political issues, including newspapers and magazines
- Print copies of the Persuasion Portfolios Directions, at least one per group.
- Print copies of the Persuasion Artifact Analysis worksheet, at least 10 per group.